"SEMARANG the capital of CENTRAL JAVA Province" Semarang by meiyergani

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SEMARANG, an old Town established in 1547

SEMARANG was originated from two words ASEM which means Tamarind and ARANG as java lingo means RARE, in short SEMARANG when it is founded by the Prince MADE PANDAN from Demak Kingdom was an area where Tamarind tree rarely grows.
The Prince came with his lovely son RADEN (Prince) PANDAN ARANG and built a new village which slowly grow and became a large town SEMARANG which authorized by Pangeran Pandaran ancestor " Pangeran Pandanaran II" which inaugurated as the head of Regent in May 2, 1547 since thence was decided as the date of Semarang Anniversary.


SEMARANG has long been developed as the core city in Central Java, it is also a busy trade city since the Dutch colony with furnished by an old Harbor Tanjung Mas at the North side as one of a big Seaport in Nusantara.
Nowadays Semarang grows become one of big city in Indonesia and as the Capital City of Central Java, topographicly the town was divided into two side: An Upper Town and a Lower Town.
The upper town is located in the southern parts and the Lower town is located in Northern Parts which represent its beautiful Panorama of Semarang City with the population about 1.4 millions peoples.

Old Town and Ancient Building

An easy acces to Semarang was supporting by the existence of Tanjung Mas (Gold Cape) Seaport, The railway station which was Built by the Dutch since centuries ago and Ahmad Yani Airport where so many airlines (local lines) come and go in the daily basis. The land transportation was also one of crowded traffic in Java island.
A Tour and Travel to Semarang was offer so many interesting places, some worth a visit were: Tugu Semarang as one of its landmark, Lawang Sewu Building ( a building with thousand doors), Simpang Lima Semarang, Semarang Old Town with many ancient architecture Building like Immanuel Church or wellknown as Gereja Blenduk, Old building of Tawang Train Station, Marba Building, Post Office and many others

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Old City, ancient architecture
  • Cons:flood, flood and flood in rainy seasons
  • In a nutshell:The beauty old Town in Central Java
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